Wastewater characterization in metropolitan areas with significant agro industries

E. Görgün*, F. Germirli Babuna, D. Orhon, M. Özbaşaran, N. Seçkin

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Basic principles and details on the assessment of wastewater characterization are reported for metropolitan areas with significant industrial activities, with great capacity for future development. The conceptual approach related to the evaluation of pollution loads in terms of major parameters is defined both for domestic and industrial sources. Methods for extrapolating generated data for the future are discussed. A procedure is developed for the evaluation of the expected industrial pollution profiles on the basis of inadequate data. The proposed methodology is illustrated for Corlu as a case study, a region with rapid industrialization in Turkey.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-21
Number of pages9
JournalWater Science and Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1999
EventProceedings of the 1998 4th International Symposium on Waste Management Problems in Agro-Industries - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 23 Sept 199825 Sept 1998


  • Agro industries
  • Corlu industrial region
  • Industrial categorization
  • Industrial pollution
  • Metropolitan areas
  • Unit pollution loads
  • Wastewater characterization


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